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Little Marlow Parish Council




Little Marlow Parish Council is concerned about the current spread of Coronavirus and the need to minimise risks as much as possible.  We are keeping up to date with the Government’s advice and our actions are being guided by it:


The Little Marlow Parish Council Office in the Pavilion is closed to the public. Our Parish Council Clerk is working remotely and can be reached by email on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. We will therefore still be able to answer your queries and provide support.

We plan to make greater use of our website www.littlemarlowparishcouncil.org.uk and are encouraging residents to sign for e-mail alerts (right hand side of the homepage). We are also working with the local community to provide support to those who are self-isolating. 

Parish Council meetings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. We are awaiting guidance on whether we can hold them virtually and, if so, how we might arrange online participation.

The Pavilion and Abbotsbrook Hall are currently not available for hire.  This is in line with Government advice that we should all be taking measures to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

The recreation ground in Little Marlow is open for daily exercise but please follow government guidance to social distance.

The playground is closed. 

The Buckinghamshire County Council website link is below, where you can find information on local services



The link above contains information on waste services, libraries, car parking etc

Thames Valley Police


Message from Chief Constable John Campbell on the Coronavirus


Important message from Thames Valley Police

Incident Reporting - You Are Our Eyes - Covid 19 Following the Prime Ministers announcements on Monday, we have all had to make adjustments to our lives to ensure we minimise the spread of the virus, and ultimately prevent further loss of life.

The rules apply to us all, unfortunately, there are still people who are prepared to ignore the rules and meet up in groups. We must find these individuals and put a stop to this behaviour ASAP. Can you help us to locate them? Reporting is straight forward and can be done either online https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ (recommended) or by phoning the Police non-emergency number 101.

Please stay safe, and if we all follow the rules, we will get through this together.

Gary Churchill (Police, PC, Princes Risborough, Wycombe)

Information from Data Protection Office:

I want to set up a community group in my neighbourhood to help vulnerable and self-isolating people. What should I do when collecting and using personal information? Data protection won't stop you from helping people, but there are certain things you need to take into account when handling people's information. We have published a blog for community groups on what they need to know about data protection.




Welcome to the website of Little Marlow Parish Council. We do hope you find your visit helpful and that you call back regularly as the contents are often updated. If you have any comments or suggestions do please let us know using our Contact Form.

The civil parish of Little Marlow broadly comprises 1,350 hectares of mainly farmland rising from the Thames-side meadows to the broad leaf woodland just south of  the M40 motorway. Most of the parish is within the Green Belt and forms part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

From the 2001 census we know that there are 579 dwellings housing 1331 people. Many of these dwellings are located in the south of the parish in the settlements of Abbotsbrook, Well End, Fern, Westhorpe  and the village of Little Marlow. The village also contains the 12th century church of St John the Baptist and the adjoining Manor House. We are well served by several attractive public houses and a well stocked farm shop with adjoining butcher/fishmonger.

This financial year 2019/20 we are focusing on the refurbishment of the Pavilion.  

Quality Status

Little Marlow Parish Council was awarded Quality Status in September 2004, and was re-accredited in January 2009.

The Council has met all the requirements for Quality Status required by Government.

In 2014 the Quality status Accreditation was replaced by a new scheme under the National Association of Local Councils.  Little Marlow Council were delighted to be awarded Foundation Status in January 2015 and are actively working toward attaining the next level.

In February 2016 Little Marlow Council was delighted to be awarded Quality Status under the new scheme and was one of the first Parish Councils in Buckinghamshire to achieve this accreditation. 

Devolved Services

In January 2009, Little Marlow Parish Council took on Devolved Powers from Buckinghamshire County Council.  These are:

  • Granting permissions for temporary event signage, removal of unauthorised signs and fly-posting;
  • Issuing of hedge cutting notices;
  • Notification of dangerous vegetation under section 154 (1) Highways Act 1980;
  • Cleaning of road signs and minor traffic sign repairs;
  • Checking for obstructions on pavements and footpaths; and
  • Slip cutting & maintenance of roadside ditches.

In early 2015 Buckinghamshire County Council re-approached Parish Councils to ask if more Councils wished to undertake Devolved Services . Little Marlow has been providing these services for a number of years and resolved to continue under this new scheme.  In addition to the services which we already provided, the Council took responsibility for 30 mph urban grass cutting within the parish.  With additional responsibilities and a reduced budget, Little Marlow is working with volunteer groups and parishioners to ensure that all areas of the parish is well maintained and remain a lovely place to live.

Best Kept Village Competition 2018 - Little Marlow received another Highly Commended Certificate.  Well done all residents!

Best Kept Village Competition 2019 - Little Marlow was delighted to be awarded a merit certificate in Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition.

Best Kept Village Competition 2020 - The competition has been cancelled.


Little Marlow Parish Council Awarded Quality Status Little Marlow Parish Council Awarded Quality Status